Old Dominion - Strome College of Business

Contact Information

Master of Business Administration
Old Dominion University
Strome College of Business

Phone: 757-683-3585
Web: odu.edu/mba
Email: mbainfo@odu.edu

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Old Dominion University is a military friendly institution. A quarter of the ODU student body is affiliated with the U.S. military. We provide the tools and resources necessary to help our military Monarchs succeed. Details of the many programs and services can be found here.

In addition to several University and College scholarships the following MBA specific scholarships are awarded annually:
The Dr. Bruce L. Rubin Endowed MBA Scholarship
The James A. Hixon Endowed Scholarship

MBA Degree Programs

Master’s degrees:
Business Administration (MBA)
Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management
Public Administration

Certificate programs:
Business Analytics & Big Data
Maritime, Ports & Logistics Management
Modeling & Simulation for Business & Public Administration
Public Administration & Policy
Public Procurement & Contract Management
Supply Chain Management

Doctoral programs:
Business Administration
Public Administration & Policy
Strategic Management


• AACSB - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- International (Accounting and Business)
• NASPAA - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (Public Administration, Public Service)
• SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (regional)

Admission Requirements

Vary by program, GMAT / GRE waivers available.


Varies by program.

MBA Tuition and Fees
Estimated rates for the 2019-20 academic year. Rates are subject to change.
Virginia Resident Per Credit: $ 672
Online Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States Per Credit: $ 720

Description of Learning Environment for Students

Online or on-campus, part-time or full-time; the 40-credit hour, modular program offers unique opportunities to give you an edge and accelerate your career in an ever-changing and increasingly global business environment on your own terms.

Flexible: complete online, on-campus or as a blend of both in as little as 21 months.

Relevant: a contemporary curriculum with global perspective taught by industry-experienced, Ph.D. prepared faculty.

Rigorous: AACSB accredited, highly ranked.

Customizable: choose from more than 50 graduate certificate specializations and over 130 graduate degree options.

All Our Online Classes Share These Characteristics
Professor: You'll be able to meet with your professor one-on-one during virtual office hours using web conferencing. Your professor will make his or her availability known for email, phone conversations, and office hours at the beginning of the course.

Classmates: You will be able to engage with your classmates via web conferencing, through email, or whatever collaborative tools you choose to use. Often classes have message boards and discussion rooms exclusively for student engagement.

Assignments: Often course assignments are turned in using an educational tool like Blackboard. Your professors will make the submission guidelines and deadlines clear at the beginning of the term.

Tests: Tests can be administered through Blackboard using a focus-only web blocker. Sometimes tests require a proctor, which can be completed at most higher ed centers. Your advisor and/or professor will help you set those up.

Self-driven Courses
These more time-flexible courses have no (or very few) live online meetings.

You will use online tools to watch lectures and videos within set timeframes. These classes may require some live meetings to check in, in which case you will use web conferencing tools.

This class format works well for busy adults, who excel in time management.

Live Web Classes
Some courses occur in real time. You can log in during your appointed class times from anywhere you have a secure high-speed internet connection and a compatible computer or mobile device. Think of this as a "traditional" college class, except instead of a classroom you will be meeting via web conference.

You may be able to go back and watch missed lectures or watch them again to study or understand a point. Often in this type of class, you will participate in live discussion and Q&A in real time.

Blended Courses
Your courses may have a blend of both regular meetings and independent study time. These courses are highly customized by the professor to allow you to have the best learning experience possible for the specific subject.

Portable Media
Some courses in military-specific degree programs can be delivered via portable media, such as DVD or CD-ROM. This option helps military servicemembers stay on track with their education while deployed.

Course content is organized into learning modules with defined learning objectives and assignments to help you plan timely completion and return of course work. Courses must be completed within a specific time frame. For example, engineering management courses by portable media have a 90-day term.

There are no live online class meetings. If needed, you can communicate with faculty, advisors, and support staff using email and/or online discussion boards.


Old Dominion University has nationally known research strengths in coastal resilience, modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, cybersecurity, and port logistics and maritime engineering. More than half our faculty are involved in funded research projects sponsored by federal agencies and industry, creating research opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students. The University has achieved designation as a Research University (high research activity) from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. ODU is a key academic research partner for the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory and NASA-Langley Research Center. ODU research teams generate $50 million in annual funding.


ODU is ranked the top "Best for Vets" school in Virginia by Military Times and has been named a "Military Friendly School" 8 years in a row by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

Also recognized for outstanding online education for military, the University earned Best Online Bachelor's Program, Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Master's Education Program for Veterans by US News and World Report.

• 11x Military Friendly® School - VIQTORY, Inc., 2010-2020
   - Gold Award 2018-20, #8 Tier 2 Research Institution 2020
• 7x "Best for Vets" College - Military Times, 2014-20
• Top College and University - Military Advanced Education, 2017
• #15 Most Affordable Military-Friendly Online Colleges - OnlineU.org, 2019
• #2 Best Online MBA in Virginia - CollegeConsensus.com, 2019
• #25 Best Online MBA Programs - The Princeton Review, 2019
• #47 (tie) Best Online MBA Programs - U.S. News & World Report, 2020
• #29 (tie) Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans - U.S. News & World Report, 2020
• #8 Best Online Master's in Public Administration - Intelligent.com, 2020